What is protein and why do our bodies need it? Food trends are not a new thing. Paleo, Keto, Lean, plant-based etc. are all terms that we’ve heard of, yet how many of us really understand the role that protein plays in our lives? How much do we really need and where should we be […]
“Consumers are already receptive and interested in alternative protein sources beyond traditional beef, pork and chicken. Some analysts say bugs could soon follow suit and become the next big protein of the future.”
“A small fragment of the cricket protein, called a peptide, is known to have potential health benefits in humans. Peptides from many different sources, milk, fish and even soy, are used in pharmaceuticals today. Currently, however, there are no insect peptides used in mainstream foods for the health industry or nutraceuticals,” Liceaga said. But that […]
“Believe it or not, there are several reasons why crickets are a smart alternative to traditional proteins like beef and chicken. In fact, this isn’t news in many areas of the world. Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, is commonplace in countries like Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. In recent years, bugs […]
EAT ME! Where to find ants, crickets and mealworms on the menu. A dish sprinkled with insects used to be the ultimate culinary dare. Now they’re showing up all over town. Here’s where to find them.
CRS is employing a new strategy to improve the health and nutrition of citizens in the Androy region of southern Madagascar: cricket powder. The powder is produced by Valala Farm– a Malagasy organization committed to conserving local wildlife while fighting food security.
If you thought pea protein was weird, you might want to sit down for this. The next wave of alternative burgers could be made from hemp, mung beans or even crickets. As the plant boom attracts consumers and investors, the pea — the preferred protein source for companies such as Beyond Meat Inc. — is […]
‘Cricket chips? Ant caviar? Eating insects may be the next big trend in gourmet, sustainable food — but who’s going to take the first bite? Whether drawn by curiosity or hunger or both, an audience gathered Sunday for a “Cooking with Bugs” demonstration at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa.’
“Joel B. Mason, MD, isn’t ready to pop a whole cricket in his mouth just yet. But he’s okay with eating granola, pasta, or energy bars made with powdered crickets. “[Y]ou can fold it into a number of recipes and use it similarly to the way you use flour,” he said. Besides facilitating cooking and […]
The Impact that Eating Insects Has on Health In July 2018, Scientific Reports (a Nature Journal), published the results of a study showing that eating cricket powder (at 25 g per day) is safe and may improve the gut biome. Dr. Valerie Stull at the University of Wisconsin, one of the study’s co-authors, never expected […]